Lisa Goode Crawford is Professor of Harpsichord at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, where she has been a central figure in that institution's early music program and the summer Baroque Performance Institute since 1973.  A member of the renowned Oberlin Baroque Ensemble, she has participated in ensemble recording projects for Vox, Gasparo, and Smithsonian Recordings. She has edited the keyboard music of Pancrace Royer for the series “Le Pupitre” published by Heugel (Paris) and has recorded solo works of Royer and Rameau for Gasparo Records.  With Mitzi Meyerson, she recorded two-harpsichord arrangements of the harpsichord music of Gaspard Le Roux for Harmonia Mundi France , using two eighteenth-century French harpsichords in the Russell Collection.  One of the most respected harpsichord teachers in the United States, Ms. Crawford conducts master classes and is frequently asked to adjudicate performance competitions.  Educated at Harvard University, she was one of the first winners of the Erwin Bodky Award for performers of early music, and is a former fellow of Radcliffe’s Bunting Institute.  In 1996-97 she was named to the honorary National Endowment for the Arts Conservatory Challenge Professorship at Oberlin Conservatory.  For the 2000-1 academic year she was awarded Research Status by Oberlin and has been appointed chercheur associé at the Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles to study and edit opera-ballets by Pancrace Royer.  Professor Crawford will direct the project and serve as musical director for the staging of Le Pouvoir de l’Amour.

 

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